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2014-08-12 08:31:15

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research projects from five groups active in Parkinson's research comprise the 2014 first half (1H 2014) of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) Partnering Program. Among the most promising in the MJFF portfolio, Partnering Program projects are presented directly to industry groups who may wish to invest in further development. By connecting industry leaders with those studies ripe for investment, the...

2014-08-05 12:32:03

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers need to know the genetic profiles of their study participants to understand more about how certain mutations manifest disease. But do the participants have to know? A group of 35 Parkinson's disease (PD) researchers published today in Genetics of Medicine the different answers to that question among sites investigating mutations in the LRRK2 gene, the greatest known genetic contributor to PD. Investigators from The Michael...

2014-07-29 08:33:46

VIENNA, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What: AFFiRiS AG, Vienna, Austria will present data from a Phase I clinical trial of PD01A, a vaccine approach that aims to slow or stop Parkinson's disease progression. The Michael J. Fox Foundation supported the study with a $ 1.5 million grant and will discuss the impact of the results for patients and the Parkinson's research community. When: Thursday, July 31, 2014 11.00 am EST (Eastern Standard Time) 03.00 pm UTC...

2014-07-28 08:30:24

ATLANTA, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RaceTrac announced that its cumulative giving to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has exceeded $1 million. This milestone is due in large part to the continued efforts of their team members who have executed various initiatives over the years encouraging the community to participate in and support a worthy cause. "In four short years, RaceTrac has shown incredible generosity and commitment not only financially...

2014-07-24 08:35:23

VIENNA, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What: AFFiRiS AG, Vienna, Austria will present data from a Phase I clinical trial of PD01A, a vaccine approach that aims to slow or stop Parkinson's disease progression. The Michael J. Fox Foundation supported the study with a $ 1.5 million grant and will discuss the impact of the results for patients and the Parkinson's research community. When: Thursday, July 31, 2014 11.00 am EST (Eastern Standard Time) 03.00 pm UTC...

2014-07-22 12:30:17

Initiative to optimize patient care spearheaded by AbbVie and The Michael J. Fox Foundation to visit 11 cities in 2014 NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Parkinson's organizations are working together to help provide Parkinson's patients and caregivers with knowledge and support to optimize their care through the "Partners in Parkinson's" strategic health initiative launched by The Michael J. Fox Foundation and AbbVie. Partners in Parkinson's offers...

2014-06-06 23:06:51

2014-15 Florida Forum lecture series benefits Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital announces the 2014-2015 Florida Forum lineup featuring actor and activist Michael J. Fox, best loved political couple James Carville & Mary Matalin and national security experts, Gen. Keith B. Alexander, USA (Ret.) and Robert S. Mueller, III. The 2014-2015 Florida Forum speaker series, produced by...

2014-06-03 08:31:43

2014 Marks 10th Anniversary Celebration for Danville Concours/Weekend of Automotive Charity Events - Organization Raises More than $2mm to Support Parkinson's Research and Patient Care Since 2004 DANVILLE, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When this year's Danville d'Elegance (DDE) Foundation celebrates its upcoming 10th anniversary, September 20-21(st), 2014, with its annual weekend of automotive charity-related events, not only will it be boasting its stature as top fundraiser...

2014-05-08 12:30:05

LAS VEGAS, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of speakers from all facets of health care convened yesterday to discuss the growth of the specialty pharmaceuticals industry during the 10th Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit & Expo, hosted by Armada Health Care, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The four-day conference brought together more than 3,000 stakeholders from the specialty pharmacy industry. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140423/77808 Speakers who participated in the general...

2014-04-28 12:27:49

NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Founder Michael J. Fox; CEO Todd Sherer, PhD; and Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman Deborah W. Brooks of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) are featured on the cover of the inaugural issue of Clinical Researcher, the journal of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140425/79262 The April 2014 cover story, authored by Sherer and other MJFF staff, is...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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